Art of the Ancient Americas Highlights

This collection comprises approximately 1,500 objects, crossing cultural boundaries from the Olmec to the Inca and spanning more than 3,000 years. Its strength lies in the art of the Maya and their predecessors and also includes strong representative holdings from Costa Rica, West Mexico, and the Andean regions.

Finial with bird-helmeted figure
Potato-shaped Vessel with Plants and Animals
Gold Crown
Grinning Male Figure
Female Ballplayer
Cacao Vessel with Floral Design
Conch shell with incised designs
Bowl with a Monkey Scribe and K'awiil, God of Lightning
Stirrup Vessel with a Pair of Combatants
Head of a Royal Woman, possibly Lady K'abal Xook of Yaxchilan
Pedestal Sculpture with Seated Feline
Vessel in the Shape of an Eagle